Several servicemen missing after explosions in Zhambyl rgn

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Several servicemen and emergency personnel went missing after the explosion in Zhambyl region, refers to Defense Minister Nurlan Yermekbayev announcing it at the briefing.

A total of 135 people are on service in the military unit, the DM said, including several civil servants and paramilitary guards.

"Most of them are contract servicemen, about 15 officers. There are no regular army service conscripts there. We are not yet able to establish contact with three servicemen, and several people from the Emergency Situations Department are missing too. Weapons, documents, the banner have been evacuated to a safe place, "the Minister said.

Earlier it was reported that on August 26 at about 19:00, a fire broke out near one of the warehouses in the military unit stationed in Bayzak district of Zhambyl region. The fire resulted in powerful explosions. Residents of nearby villages were evacuated. At the moment, 66 people are known to have been admitted to hospitals in Zhambyl region.

Ekaterina Eliseeva
11:25, 27 August 2021

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